How professional estate agents value your property

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How professional estate agents value your property

Is the best estate agent the one who suggests the highest asking price for your property?


Is the best estate agent the one who provides an accurate valuation and actually sells your property for the agreed asking price?


How Sims Williams will value your property

When you invite us to value your property, we’ll do our homework before we step foot into your home.

We are committed to providing accurate valuations that attract the best potential buyers and fit in with your desired timescales and needs for your onwards move.

Some agents will give you an inflated valuation price simply to win your business – only to persuade you to reduce the price substantially four weeks later because you’ve had no interest from potential buyers.

We’re always happy to start marketing your property at the top end of our suggested valuation range or at a price you suggest and carefully monitor the pricing as part of our regular marketing reviews of your property.


We’ll do our research

Unlike some agents, we won’t just look at websites that record previous sale prices for homes in your street.

We will look at our own records of similar properties we have sold in your street, remind ourselves of the different features and conditions of each property and the priorities of each seller at the time of the sale.

This helps us to understand whether the sale price was influenced by a desire to move quickly or perhaps reflected the fact that the property required some modernisation.

We will also take into consideration the “extra” features some properties may have boasted which may have boosted the value. For example, an extension, conservatory or brand-new kitchen.


We’ll ask the experts – our team!

The majority of our staff have been with Sims Williams for over 10 years and are qualified members of the National Association of Estate Agents.

As part of our preparations for coming to value your home, we’ll sit down as a team and discuss our experience of similar properties to yours, including any factors which affected the asking price we suggested and went on to achieve.


Local issues affecting property prices

We’ll look at potential new developments and infrastructure improvements that have or could affected house prices in your area – either negatively or positively.

This may include referring to Arun District Council and Chichester District Council’s local planning policies to check what developments are on the horizon and could have an impact on the current and future value of your home.


National housing market considerations

The ongoing uncertainty over Brexit impacts consumer confidence and is slowing down some areas of the housing market.

Having said that, most people decide to move to a new house for practical reasons, like a new job, a growing family or the desire to downsize.

Most of us are not prepared to wait for the “perfect time” to move as we understand the only perfect time to move is when it’s right for us.

There will never be a perfect time in terms of market conditions, interest rates, local house price trends and our property needs all being perfectly aligned.


It’s all about you

The most important step in providing an accurate valuation of your property is talking to you.

We believe this is where Sims Williams truly stands out from other estate agents.

We take the time to understand your reasons for moving, your desired timescale and what’s involved in your onwards move.

If you need to achieve a certain price by a certain time to facilitate your onwards move, we will work closely with you and explain the best way to achieve this.


Marketing specifically designed for your property

We’ll devise a marketing strategy specific to your property, including professional photography that shows your home at its best, a bespoke property brochure and a detailed plan for on and offline marketing of your home.


Honest advice and support

If we think a de-clutter of your home is needed to sell your home for the price you want, we will tell you.

We’ll also share our top tips for presenting your home at its best and provide advice on how to “stage” your home for viewings.


You are now ready to sell your property

Our professional approach and research from the start means once your property goes on the market, everything is in place to sell your home successfully.


And that’s when we really show you the importance of an accurate, well-researched valuation.

If you are planning your next move and would like to know what your property is worth, contact Sims Williams today and see for yourself how a professional estate agent values your property.

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What our clients say

Excellent service

Chichester letting staff are extremely helpful, they provide a professional service and I would thoroughly recommend them.
Sid - Landlord - Jul 22nd, 2022

Excellent Service

I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your help and patience in dealing with the sale of Jasmine Bungalow which will hopefully complete next week. Karen and Calum especially have been excellent to deal with in the current sale which I’m sure wasn’t easy for them at times. But their help and patience made the frustrations much easier to cope with! And I also wanted to thank Michael too for his assistance, advice and patience in dealing with the first abortive sale.
Ms Rawson - Vendor - Jun 8th, 2021

Great Service !

Sara and Lin were both very helpful and sorted out any issues as they arose. They kept in regular contact and helped make things easier for the purchase of our lovely new house! After sales they have been brilliant too!
Callie Dees - Purchaser - May 10th, 2021

Excellent service

From the start to finish of my purchase, Sims Williams were very much there the whole time updating me with the progression. I am personally very impressed with Sims Williams and from my experience would recommend.
Linda - Buyer - Mar 19th, 2021


Sold and bought a new property through Sims Williams. Good experience all round, very helpful and friendly.
Michael- Vendor & Buyer - Jun 10th, 2022


We’d had a bit of a journey with our house sale. All the ladies went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything went smoothly and we were happy.
Kelly R - Vendor -

Excellent, very professional service.

Letting our former holiday home for the first time was a new experience. We decided to have three agents visit. David and his team stood out. Attention to our personal wishes in terms of a tenant, excellent follow up after the initial visit, good marketing and a very personal approach by the team. The letting process went smoothly. The team kept us in touch and arranged all necessary legal obligations etc. We are a week in to the let…, early days! So far, I have only praise for this agent. Thank you Sims Williams.
Nita - Landlord - Feb 14th, 2022

Helpful, Efficient & Friendly

Thank you all so much for you all your help and support in selling 18 Green Lane for us, you’ve all been so helpful, quick to respond, friendly and well you sold it really quickly! I have already recommended you to a number of friends and will continue to do so, my parents bought from you over 20 years ago and you have continued to be fantastic.
Julia - Vendor - Jun 18th, 2021

Positive, Professional, Quality, Responsive

Professional at all times. Patient and delivered the sale just within the cut-off for stamp duty holiday, with very difficult vendors. 10/10
Buyer - Jul 21st, 2021

Excellent service

Excellent service provided throughout with good communication and updates and we had the feeling that the whole team was working to achieve the best outcome for us.
Sara - Vendor - Dec 20th, 2021